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World Media Group to expand Indianapolis operations

February 11, 2010

Multimedia products maker World Media Group Inc. will invest more than $2 million to expand its manufacturing operations on the east side of Indianapolis, increasing its workforce by 20 percent.

State economic development officials announced the expansion plans Wednesday morning.

The Indianapolis-based company, which makes DVDs, compact discs and flash drives, already employs more than 130 at its manufacturing facility on East 30th Street. It plans to add as many as 28 jobs in the next two years.

Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company as much as $100,000 in performance-based tax credits and $5,000 in training grants. The city of Indianapolis will provide hiring assistance.
 
"Indiana and more specifically, Indianapolis made strategic sense for the expansion of our manufacturing process because of this centralized location,” World Media executive Josh Mellentine said in a prepared statement. “We can reach 70 percent of the United States and Canada in one day's drive.”

Founded in 1988, World Media employs about 150 at production centers in Columbus, Ohio; Nashville; Dallas; and New York City. Its Creative Card Group produces and programs the plastic cards used for gift cards, loyalty cards and hotel room keys.

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